Antares have anounced Version 3.0 of the amazing Auto-Tune software - the Plug-In that provides the ability to correct the pitch of a voice or solo instrument in real time, without distortion or artifacts, while preserving all of the expressive nuance of the original performance.
Auto-Tune 3 includes an Automatic Mode for real-time pitch correction as well as a Graphical Mode that displays the pitch envelope of the audio to be corrected along with a selection of graphical tools that allow precise manipulation of the performance's pitch.
Chief among Auto-Tune 3's new features are its "Source Specific" pitch detection and correction algorithms. As a result of Antares research into the unique characteristics of various types of audio signals, Auto-Tune 3 offers a selection of optimized processing algorithms for the most commonly pitch-corrected inputs.
Choices include Soprano Voice, Alto/Tenor Voice, Baritone/Bass Voice,
Instrument, and Bass Instrument. Matching the appropriate algorithm to the input results in even faster and more accurate pitch detection and correction.
Other key new features of Auto-Tune 3 include:
Phase-coherent pitch correction of stereo tracks.
A Bass Mode that lowers the lowest detectable frequency by about one octave to 25Hz. Since the lowest E string on a bass guitar is approximately 41Hz, Bass Mode allows the user to apply pitch correction to fretless bass lines as well as other low bass range instruments.
The ability to set target pitches in real-time via MIDI from a keyboard or sequencer track.
A new Make Scale From MIDI function for occasions when it is not clear exactly what key a melody line is in, or where the line has too many accidentals to fit comfortably into a conventional scale. For those occasions, the Make Scale From MIDI function allows the user to simply play the line from a MIDI keyboard or sequencer and let Auto-Tune 3 construct a custom scale containing only those notes that appear in the line.
High sample rate (88.2kHz, 96kHz) compatibility
Enhanced MIX chip usage efficiency for more instantiations per MIX chip (TDM only)
AudioSuite version (TDM only)
A spiffy new user interface
Auto-Tune is the best selling audio plug-in ever and v3.0 will be available in early 2001 at a U.S. MSRP of $599.00 (TDM), $399.00
(MAS, RTAS, VST) and $299.00 (DirectX). Upgrades are available to current registered Auto-Tune users.